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Sam (archieleach9) | 205 comments 10.1 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
In celebration of Earth Day, select your favorite task (or the one that you didn't get to) from the Winter Challenge. (Task cannot be repeated.)

10.2 - Women's History Month
To honor Women's History Month, read a book discussed in Elaine Showalter's history of American women writers, A Jury of Her Peers.

10.3 - Cyberpunk!
You can't keep a good task down...The first PC virus, Brain, started to spread on January 19, 1986. Read a book from The Cyberpunk Reading List.

10.4 - Say what?
March 14 is International Ask a Question Day. Read a book with “who,” “what,” “when,” “where,” “why,” or “how” in the title.

10.5 - I'm Tellin'
May 2 is Brothers and Sisters Day- Read a book with "Brother(s)" or "Sister(s)" in the title. The prefix "step-" and suffix "-hood" work. Please ask about others. ex. Little Brother, Sister Carrie, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

10.6 - Lab Lit
Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879 and he died April 18, 1955. In honor of this great scientist, read a novel in which a scientist plays a major role. Examples: Prodigal Summer (biologist), Talk Nerdy to Me (chemical engineer), Cannery Row (marine biologist), Jurassic Park or Mendel's Dwarf (geneticists), etc

10.7 - Karen's 3rd Place Task
Scrabble! The first letters of all the words in the title and author's name are your scrabble titles. If you can form at least one word of at least 3 letters with your tiles, then you can read the book. You do not have to use all of your tiles. Required: Include the set of tiles the title and author gives you and the word or words you formed. Just like in Scrabble, no proper names can be used.

Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Tiles: b-o-s-r-r
Word: robs

(Task cannot be repeated or used for combo points)

10.8 - Coralie's 2nd Place Task
Read a book from the list of Australia's Popular Penguins.

10.9 - Colleen's 1st Place Task
Pi Day (March 14): Read a book that has a title containing a word beginning with the letters "Pi" examples: Life of Pi, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Pickwick Papers

10.10 - Group Reads
Room - Emma Donoghue (Krista)
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin (Sam)
The Summer Book - Tove Jansson (Liz)
You Know When the Men Are Gone - Siobhan Fallon (Colleen)
Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay (Coralie)
Mother's Milk - Edward St. Aubyn (Karen)
Rebecca - Daphe du Maurier(nsfancy)

15.1 - 15.10 - Spring Cleaning Sub-Challenge

message 2: by Sam (last edited Feb 22, 2011 03:55PM) (new)

Sam (archieleach9) | 205 comments 20.1 - Alliteration
Read a book whose title has words that begin with the same consonant or vowel sound. Ex. Rabbit Run, Bag of Bones

20.2 - Rhymes
Read a book that meets one of the following criteria:
A) - A word in the title rhymes with the author's name
B) - A word in the title rhymes with another word in a title
C) - One of the author's name rhymes with another of the author's name

20.3 - Iambic Pentameter
Read a book whose title has ten syllables

20.4 - A Poet's Non-Poetry
Read a book of non-poetry by a poet.

20.5 - Epic Poetry
Read an work of epic poetry. Ex. The Odyssey, The Iliad, Paradise Lost, The Aeneid

20.6 - Pre-20th Century Poetry
Read a book of poetry written before 1900.

20.7 - Post-19th Century Poetry
Read a book of poetry written after 1900.

20.8 - Liz's Choice: Quotable Quotes
Read a book that deliberately quotes another work in the main title (subtitles are discounted). Examples can be found here. Be aware, however, that not every book on this list qualifies; Something Rotten paraphrases the quote it references and Absalom Absalom! is a reference to the biblical story, not a quote from it.

20.9 - Krista's Choice:
March 1st, 2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of President John Kennedy's Executive Order creating the Peace Corps. In honor of 50 years of volunteers helping people throughout the world:
A) Read a book by a Peace Corps alumni. Author lists: Notable Alumni or Peace Corps Writers
B) Read a book set in one of the current Peace Corps host countries. Host Countries List (Only current host countries allowed -- Countries with an "X" in the final column can't be used.)
C) Read a non-fiction book about volunteering in a foreign country. Ex. Three Cups of Tea, Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

When posting points, please include the option chosen, and if option B is used -- include the country the book takes place in.

20.10 - Sam's Choice: Potent Potables
If you're like me, you've probably had a book hanging around for the last several challenges that hasn't fit or you just haven't gotten to. Well, read it...but only if it doesn't fit any of the other Reading with Style 10 or 20-point tasks. This task cannot be repeated.
(Note...the title of the task is a non-sequitur.)

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